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CNNSI.com Updated Dec 7, 2012NEW YORK (AP) - Baseball's average salary increased 3.8 percent this year to a record $3.2 million.Upvote Share Tweet
Texans defense getting some guys back for Pats gameprofootballtalk.com Updated Dec 7, 2012No one’s ready to make an official declaration, but it appears the Texans are going to be closer to full strength for Monday’s game against the Patriots. Cornerback Johnathan Joseph and linebacker Bradie James practiced again Friday, and Joseph said hUpvote Share TweetAll around the locker room today, Texans players proudly modeled their brand new letterman jackets. Sure, that’s a tradition normally reserved for football players still in school, but the Texans are hoping a new tradition begins in Houston. “I used tUpvote Share TweetTexans cornerback Johnathan Joseph and linebacker Bradie James worked again in practice Friday and it seems likely they’ll both play against the Patriots on Monday night. But coach Gary Kubiak stopped short of confirming that Joseph would be in the starUpvote Share TweetThis week, we discussed J.J. Watt's candidacy for MVP. Fair or not, the "Monday Night Football" stage gives him a huge platform to make his case for defensive player of the year, and even for MVP. If he harasses Tom Brady, gets a sack or two, …Upvote Share Tweet
Steelers, Broncos, Giants and Jets: Answers to Readers' Questionsnytimes.com Updated Dec 7, 2012Judy Battista, the N.F.L. reporter for The Times, answers questions from readers.Upvote Share Tweet
McClain’s picks for Week 14: Pats will end Texans’ perfect run on the roadWeek 14 games Texans (11-1) plus-3 at New England (9-3), Patriots 34-30 St. Louis (5-6-1) plus-3 at Buffalo (5-7), Bills 21-19 Dallas (6-6) plus-3 at Cincinnati (7-5), Bengals 30-28 Kansas City (2-10) plus-6 at Cleveland (4-8), Browns 23-19 Tennessee (4…Upvote Share TweetAs the Texans get ready to face the Patriots on Monday Night Football, a player who has been in Houston for all but one year of the franchise’s existence has a fairly strong assessment of the meaning of the game. “It’s big,” Andre Johnson said, viUpvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Updated Dec 7, 2012Tom Brady's New England Patriots will face the Houston Texans on Monday night, but Brady's role of father came first on Wednesday night. His wife, Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen, gave birth to the couple's daughter. She was named Vivian Lake, and …Upvote Share Tweet
Chris Johnson “very upset” about workload in second half last weekprofootballtalk.com Updated Dec 7, 2012Titans running back Chris Johnson had a string of six straight games with 80 or more rushing yards snapped in last Sunday’s loss to the Texans and he’s not happy about the workload he got on offense in the second half. Johnson had three carries afterUpvote Share Tweet
RTC: Taking your eye off the ballESPN.com Updated Dec 7, 2012Reading the coverage… Houston Texans Wes Welker is expert at creating space, and containing the Patriots receiver will be a big key for the Texans on Monday night, says Tania Ganguli of the Houston Chronicle. Andre Johnson says this is the biggest gameUpvote Share Tweet
By The Numbers: Texans-PatriotsDec 7The Patriots host the Texans on Monday Night and we take you by the numbers.
NFL Kickoff OT: Week 14 PredictionsDec 7NFL Live makes their predictions for Week 14's key matchups.
'Playbook': Houston Texans vs. New England PatriotsDec 7Will the New England Patriots be able to use their running game to help out Tom Brady on Monday night? The "Playbook" guys discuss this much-anticipated matchup.
Week 14: In the communityDec 7Find out how Houston Texans WR Andre Johnson and various Indianapolis Colts players helped out in the community.
Peter King: Griffin, 'Skins taking advantage of opponents' aggressive defe…Dec 7So I am fairly smitten with this option offense Washington is running, called by offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and executed with precocious zeal by 22-year-old franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III. A big test comes Sunday at home against Balti…
The Sports Guy talks NBA leadership with Bill Russell, plus Week 14 picksDec 7Thoughts on Bill Russell, Kobe Bryant, and the different paths to immortality.